10 People That Hid Their True Racial Identity

There have been quite a few people throughout history that have told some untruths about themselves in order to gain employment. However, some of the most outrageous untruths have to do with people that have faked their ethnicity. Some have changed their racial identity in order to write books, record songs or even receive college financial assistance. The list below provides some information on several individuals that chose to create a completely separate racial identity from their true birth right. Take a look, it just might shock you to discover the levels of deceit some of these individuals went through in order to maintain their secret identity.

Sherry Stanley Jimenez

United States citizen Sherry Stanley Jimenez went by several different fraudulent aliases and even filed immigration paperwork claiming she was a Mexican citizen. Jimenez used her ability to speak Spanish as a way to defraud the government about her ethnicity. After 14 years of living under a false identity, she was served in North Carolina for 21 different charges including fraud and worthless check writing.


William Montgomery McGovern

William Montgomery McGovern was born in Manhattan, New York. However, he completed his college studies abroad where he studied Buddhism. After graduation, McGovern wanted to go to the mountain kingdom of Tibet. In order to gain entry into the country, he disguised himself as a local porter.

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